Meet the incomparable St. Hildegard: nourishing, challenging, and idea-bursting. This essential reader includes selections from her songs, theological texts, liturgical music, and letters and will stir and awaken your soul. Combined with an introduction to Hildegard’s life and era, a map of Hildegard’s Germany, chronology, and a thorough bibliography/discography, Hildegard of Bingen provides the ideal introduction to the thought of this fascinating medieval mystic and the newest Doctor of the Church.
About the Author
Carmen Acevedo Butcher is an author, poet, and teacher. A translator of Early Modern French, German, Latin, Middle English, and Old English, she has made accessible works by writers including Ælfric, The Cloud's Anonymous, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, and Mechthild of Magdeburg. Carmen teaches in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. At present, Carmen is based in the Bay Area, where she is often found among the snowy egrets in the marsh. Visit her on the Web at www.carmenbutcher.com.